Roasted Garlic Spinach Artichoke Dip
A creamy spinach artichoke dip with roasted garlic and roasted lemon that's packed with spinach and artichokes and a little spice
- 2 lemons quartered, seeded
- 6 cloves garlic
- 1 tsp olive oil
- ¼ tsp kosher salt
Remaining Dip Ingredients
- ¼ cup shallots fine diced
- 20 oz frozen spinach thawed and sqeezed
- 24 oz marinated artichokes drained well
- 16 oz cream cheese softened
- 2 cups gruyere cheese shredded
- 2 cups mozzarella cheese shredded
- ½ tsp smoked paprika
- ¼ tsp crushed red pepper
- ¼ tsp black pepper
Roasting the Lemons and Garlic
Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a sheet tray with parchment paper
Cut the lemons into quarter wedges and remove the seeds. Lay them on the sheet tray
Peel the garlic and add it to the sheet tray next to the lemon wedges
Drizzle the lemon and garlic with olive oil and sprinkle with Kosher salt
Roast for 20 minutes and remove the garlic. Roast the lemon quarters another 10 minutes or until they begin to become a medium brown color
While the lemon is still roasting, mince the garlic
Once the lemon is done roasting remove it from the oven and place it on a cutting board. Using your knife, scrape the flesh of the lemon away from the skin. Discard the skin. Mince the flesh of the lemon
Mixing the Dip Together
While the lemon and garlic are roasting mince the shallots, drain and squeeze the spinach and drain the artichokes
In a large mixing bowl add the shallots, spinach, artichokes, cheeses, seasonings, roasted garlic and roasted lemon. Mix well
Scoop the roasted garlic spinach artichoke dip into a baking dish and bake for 25 minutes. Stir the dip 1-2 times during the cooking process. Remove from the oven when the dip is hot and bubbly. Serve with chips, crackers, veggies or dippers of your choice. Enjoy!
Sometimes to change it up a bit I will add a little fresh basil into the mix. About 2 tbsp of basil chiffonade.
Use your leftover dip to make a delicious pasta dish! See my tips above. It's super quick and easy!
Toasted pine nuts and roasted lemon slices can be used as a garnish.
Calories: 367kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 16gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 15gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 613mgPotassium: 298mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 7008IUVitamin C: 25mgCalcium: 436mgIron: 2mg